AxiTrader is pleased to announce that the FTSE China A50 index has been added to our stable of tradable stock market indices.
The FTSE China A50 Index is the benchmark for investors to access the China domestic market through A Shares - securities of companies incorporated in mainland China. It is a real-time, tradable index comprising the largest 50 A Share companies by full market capitalisation of the securities listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges.
The index offers the optimal balance between representativeness and tradability for China’s A Share market.
As part of the FTSE group of global share indices, which covers around 7,400 securities in 47 different countries, and includes the FTSE 100 in London, the FTSE China A50 Index is a free-float adjusted, liquidity-screened index. It is reviewed quarterly in March, June, September and December to ensure the index remains representative of the underlying China market.
The addition of the China A50 index is exciting news both for us and our traders.
The immediate impact it will have is to provide our clients with exposure to trade opportunities previously not available in through local exchanges, thereby offering additional means for diversification and risk management.
In the space of just 15 years China has grown from a small closed country where global investors have no access to investments to be the world’s second biggest economy and driver of global markets. China is still influenced by global events but in large part China is now the influencer of global events.
As a result, China’s economy and its capital markets have shifted the epicentre of global finance west, into Asia.
Based on different drivers and components when compared with other large global exchanges such as the S&P 500, DAX, FTSE, or even neighbors like the Nikkei 225 in Japan the China A50 index has typically charted its own course. From the perspective of a trader or investor, it therefore offers different volatility, different exposure and a depth of liquidity not typically found in, for example, the ASX.
While the China A50 is undoubtedly a significant addition to our already significant suite of tradable instruments, in the context of AxiTrader’s long term global outlook it follows the recent addition of the Nikkei 225 index to our stable of instruments. The addition of the China A50 index is another major step in a plan to incorporate more global exchanges into our offerings, particularly in regards to Asian markets.
As a global business with offices in four regions and customers in more than 150 countries, we feel it is important to continually search for, and reach out to, opportunities that bring value and increased diversification to our clients, wherever they are in the world.
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